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Old 11-01-2012, 05:17 PM
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Default Do you walkitask?

lol in other words, do you multi-task while walking the dog?

I see all kinds around here.. purists who only have a leash on them with their dog all the way to people whom I lovingly call "mobile offices" which I am so guilty of haha, dog leash in one hand, headset talking to one person while also typing on the blackberry and going through flash cards or something lol

Mostly.. I listen to my ipod to/from where we are going (usually to the park) and then turn it off and play with my dog while we are there, although if it's a long park day I will bring a book.

What about you?

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:26 PM
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I can't imagine being able to listen to an iPod while walking Frodo, lol. I'm not stressed when I walk him, but I have to be able to hear people coming up behind us, or tags jingling behind a fence to manage him best. I don't think I would anyway though, I love just walking with Frodo, so I guess I would definitely fall more on the "Purist side" of the spectrum.

A couple weeks ago Ryan and I took Frodo for a walk in the park with coffee. And it was a HUGE deal. COFFEE! Would have never done that a couple months ago, because I would have spent the whole time managing/shoveling treats in his face at every trigger.

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:42 PM
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I totally multitask!
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:55 PM
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I usually just walk. Sometimes I'll text, or listen to music, but not often.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:03 PM
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I walk the dog to the bank sometimes, does that count? LOL. I don't multitask - walks are exercise and relaxation for me. I never could understand people jogging with headphones on, either. I want to experience outside after working indoors all day.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:07 PM
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If I have my camera and actually get it out, then yeah I'll be taking pictures as we go.

But mostly? No. Then again I job my dogs as much than I walk them so that would make flashcards difficult . The real reason though is that I'm a just a dogdork and really enjoy spending that time with my dogs in relaxed companionship.

I do it at home in the yard sometimes but especially with the puppymonster here, that time is usually unstructured training and play time so I'm normally busy with that.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:10 PM
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I'll usually have iHeartRadio going on my phone, but I don't use headphones with it... dog or no dog, I want to be aware of what's going on around me!

But other than that, I just walk. I sometimes have a conversation with Juno. lol but I need the music otherwise it's too quiet and kinda boring.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:12 PM
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Not really. That's time for rosey and I and I enjoy it sometimes I'll take her to the coffee shop, but that's cause I was going out to specifically go to the coffee shop
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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The most I'll do is read a text while walking, but that's about it. And that's only if I'm with Logan because he does guide work and street crossings. Other than that, it's just the dog and me.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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No, not really.

When I walk Missy Ab, I have to remain vigilant and one step ahead of her and other dogs/people. So I'm pretty wired on those walks... so it's also an effort to keep an appropriate levels of calmness some days. Lots of conflicted thought processes and feelings lol - I'm mightily exhausted after some of our walks!

When I walk Grace or Locke, it's blissful and I just do a lot of thinking and chattering to them. Nice mindless fun, whilst still feeling connected.
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